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      09-02-2011, 10:45 AM   #1
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530d Neptune Blue

Just delivered this morning - posted these pics straight away in the Owners Roll Call thread but thought they should go here too.

I know it's pretty 'vanilla' compared to some of the projects I see pics of on here but I love the look of the GT, even the basic unmodified version.

These are just taken on my iphone in the car park at work, will try to get some soon with the DSLR in decent light and more complementary setting.

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      09-03-2011, 06:41 PM   #2
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Sorry man but its ghastly!! It may be a good car but the hideous exterior ends it there for me. Enjoy it though The 30d is a top engine and the interior is lovely.
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      09-03-2011, 11:59 PM   #3
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Sorry man but its ghastly!! It may be a good car but the hideous exterior ends it there for me. Enjoy it though The 30d is a top engine and the interior is lovely.
Obviously I can't agree otherwise I wouldn't have ordered one. I know there are lots of people on this forum saying they hate the looks of the GT (except those that have bought one!), but beauty is in the eye of the beholder - this is just as subjective with cars as it is with what we find attractive in the opposite sex.

But as forums are supposed to allow debate - for the sake of healthy debate, what exactly do you find 'ghastly' and 'hideous' about the looks of the GT? I think they're very strong words, so can you back them up with some explanation or reasoning?

It also depends what you're comparing it to, and in terms of actually choosing a car to buy you have to consider what other choices or options are available.

Using my previous analogy - when I met my beautiful wife-to-be 20+ years ago, would I have made the same choice if Claudia Schiffer/Cindy Crawford had been standing there as a realistic alternative? I won't give an answer but the point is they weren't.

Would I choose the GT over, or do I think it's better looking than, a Ferrari or Lamborghini - it's an irrelevant question in terms of me actually buying a car.

After 3 years in my previous E61 Touring I wasn't looking at anything other than BMW; I need a car with reasonable boot space, but more important, a large enough boot door for push chair/family stuff; the car is for work doing 25-30k miles a year around the country and has to be a diesel; I am 6'5" tall and am not slim, so I need a car with some interior room/head room and enough rear legroom for a 4th passenger when I have my seat fully back. I couldn't afford an X5 or 7er, both of which might have done the job, so what else could I have bought that would have been more attractive in your view? I definitely prefer the looks of the GT over the new 5er Touring which would have been the only other option, and the GT has a lot more room, luxury and I like that there aren't many around as well.

Getting back to the looks - I can't see what people find so ugly about the GT - can anyone please explain?
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Okay fair points so I will explain. It looks like a hearse. From the side, it looks like a knackered old man whose posture is more "hump back." At the front, the grills are too big and far forwards whilst the lights are too small and far back. The bonnet is flat and lifeless like the E90 3er pre-LCI and the current 7er. The rear is just odd and the whole car just seems our of proportion and for the money, the wheels are average. It also weighs too much and really is the "fat munter" of the BMW range. I can recognize however that this is a good car. The interior is great, the engine is ace and the handling is typical BMW.
BMW however have built a car for a market that barely exists. You are one of the very few as most others will go for the F10 or F11 if they need extra room. Those 2 are handsome things and because they weigh less, they go, turn and stop better than the GT as well as being more efficient. Enjoy your car anyway, its still a good car just wrapped in a scary body!
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Have you ever driven one? After 2 years,I'm still in love with mine and still look forward to the drive every time I get into the car. That's more than can be said for my previous BMW's (E90,E60 LCI )
Complete strangers have come up to me and asked about it,and I find it satisfying to drive a relatively exclusive car.
Each to his own,but I doubt that your new car (when it arrives lol) will attract such interest, because there will be thousands on the road,mainly reps and the like.
Good luck with your new car.
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It is a real step up from the F10 in terms of overall experience, it makes the F10 feel cheap, and that is already a really nice place to be, which says a lot.

At the moment it is the only car in the BMW range I would want to buy.

I just decided against an F11 530d M-Sport today and put a deposit down on an E350cdi Sport Tourer instead.
It will be the first time in a very long time that I have not had a BMW on the drive, but after taking the F11 out again today realised it just isn't for me.

I would have bought a 5GT but my old man has one, and don't want to look like my Dad!!

By the way, already had an F11, my old man bought it and found it dull, so swapped for the GT, I had it off him and was bored of it after a week and so sold it and kept my E Class.

The GT is simply a 7 series with a hatch.
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Just want to add, I am a real BMW fan, had loads from the E46 320d, 320d, 330i, E39 528i, 530i, 120d, 123d, E91 320d, 335i, 535d, M3, M3 CSL, E65 730d and the F10 just feels like a let down.

It doesn't do anything wrong, at all, but......I don't know, it just leaves me cold.
I think it is trying to do the exclusive, comfy thing more than previously, but it still falls along way short of others in that area.

The decider was me borrowing an A6 s-line avant, not only did it feel more comfy and special, it also seemed to handle better in some respects! An Audi that handles better??!!
C'mon BMW, what are you playing at?

I am sure the new 5 series appeals to more of the people more of the time, but to me it is not what I buy a 5 series for. If I want comfort I will go Merc, if I want sporty I go BMW, but not anymore.


I'm sure I will be back soon, maybe an F31 MSport?
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The GT is simply a 7 series with a hatch.
....... but a lot cheaper lol
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Yeah, a hell of a lot cheaper.

When my old man bought it at a year old, he paid 32k for it, the cheapest 730d SE also a year old was 46k.
Looking now GTs at the same age and spec as his are 28k and you can get a 730d SE for around 26k, so a much better choice financially than the 7.
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You made a good choice!

I love mine!! I look at it and love the way it looks. The spoilker adds a sporty look...not to mention the wheels. Looks better than the regular 5 series to me!
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